LEONARD, James Alexander

1st World War
Date of Birth
Date Attested
Attested at
Goderich, Ontario
Original Unit
Regimental Number
Date of Death
Age at Death
23 years 2 months
Biographical Summary

DIVISIONAL UNIT:        5th Canadian Infantry Division
                                             14th Canadian Brigade Machinist
                                             161st Battalion - Huron County - Ontario
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                   654630
RESIDENCE:                    Goderich – Ontario 
DATE OF BIRTH:            August 18, 1893
                                             Goderich – Goderich Township – County of Huron – Ontario
DATE OF DEATH:           October 31, 1916                 23 years     2 months
CEMETERY:                     Goderich Maitland Cemetery – Goderich – 
                                             County of Huron – Ontario
PARENTS:                         Mr. James and Jesse Leonard – Goderich – Ontario
Occupation:                        Machinist                             Religion:     Presbyterian
Enlistment:                         Goderich – March 21, 1916 – into 161st Huron Battalion
Enlistment Age:                 22 years     7 months

  Following his enlistment and then during his training in Canada Private Leonard contacted Tuberculosis. It was 
  learned he contacted this from working on the dock as a machinist.
  He was discharged from serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces on July 4, 1916.
He died in Goderich, Ontario one day prior to his unit leaving Canada for overseas.